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Skype is a great tool to create work from home business success

After getting scolded (lightly) by the subject of my blog from yesterday – (yes, Craig Newmark was the first to comment on my questioning of what’s so special about craigslist … ouch!), let’s focus on something positive today. Have you discovered Skype yet? It’s basically an internet phone service that allows you to talk to [...]

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What’s so special about craigslist?

I just don’t get it. I can’t figure out why people love craigslist. They obviously do. It’s one of the most popular sites on the web. I understand that it’s unique in its simplicity. I see that it helps connect people in a Web 2.0 kind of way. I’ve known about craigslist for years and [...]

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Start an eBay business, don’t miss the Express

You probably know we’re into eBay; it helps people start up their own businesses every day – we’ve appeared at consecutive eBay Live events and hosted online seminars on how to start an eBay business. So why is today the day to think again about starting it up as an eBayer? How about eBay Express [...]

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Born To Be An Entrepreneur

“Luck” may be part of a direct translation of the company’s name, but Geely Automotive founder Shufu Li seems to have been born with an entrepreneurship gene. When you are born to peasants and raised in rural China, that’s pretty incredible. An article in the Detroit Free Press by Carol Cain tells his story. "I [...]

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War of words: ‘Vetting’ a business idea

We often blog about interesting language creeping into the business vocabulary… words like "flesh out," which brought out all the linguaphiles. Well, this next one we think we resolved without your help. But maybe we’re wrong–that’s for you to comment on. In this case, the explanation was staring us in the face for many years. [...]

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How to ask for help and get results

As you might expect, we get a great many emails from entrepreneurs who march to the beat of the StartupNation drum. Carin is one of those people. Unfortunately, Carin has recently run into tough times and sent us an email asking for help. (see her email below, provided here with her permission.) The question we [...]

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Ditch your day job!

As our most recent newsletter stressed, there’s got to be a way for you to get out from the grind, ditch the drudgery of that day job, and do something YOU LOVE with your precious time!!! Our lead article indicates that over 80% of the businesses that will open for business next month will be [...]

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Windows or Mac?

The Consumer Electronics Show is currently underway in Las Vegas, and Mr. Gates keynoted with much ballyhoo about Vista, the new version of Windows that is set to replace XP later this year. This got me thinking… You’re about to launch a small business – let’s say five to ten employees max. Do you go [...]

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Consultants of every kind

In a world of dog psychologists, feng shui gurus, and astrologists, it seems like these days there’s a consultant who’s an expert on anything and EVERYthing! That’s not necessarily a bad thing. For example, we recently got an email from an entrepreneur who’s developed a consultancy specifically and solely for coffee shops and how to [...]

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